TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The City of Tucson parks and recreation department is hiring for its KIDCO summer program soon.
KIDCO is an after school program for kids ages 5-11 years old during the school year. The summer version is like a camp. It includes activities that range from sports, games, performing arts, and special events.
It's a way to keep kids engaged and busy.
Teens and young adults interested in applying to work for the program should do online at http://www.tucsonaz.gov/jobs sometime between April 5-12. That's when the city will accept online applications.
"We are looking to hire about 100 staff members," said Peg Weber, Tucson Parks and Recreation administrator.
Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply. Officials say it's the perfect opportunity for teenagers and young adults in need a summer job and who also enjoy working with kids.
A total of 1,500 children are estimated to participate in the program this summer.
For parents interested in signing their kids up for the KIDCO summer program should call 520-791-4877. Session lengths, times, and locations vary and spots fill up fast. Kids are enrolled on a first come, first serve basis so officials encourage parents to sign their children up right away on
EZEEreg.com. when registration opens at 6 a.m. on April 25. The first KIDCO summer session starts in June.
Payment plan options are available. The program is open to Tucson residents and non-residents. Discounts are available to low-income families that qualify.